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About Andy Weins

Andy Weins is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, Veteran of the U.S. Army, and speaker. Through consulting, teaching, podcasting, and writing, he is an enthusiastic supporter of Veterans, entrepreneurs, community engagement, individual empowerment, and the environment.

He provides Veterans, entrepreneurs, and business leaders with a tactical advice to level up. True to his Wisconsin roots, Weins is a Midwest reality-check for anyone facing self-doubt. His speaking engagements use data-driven methodologies and battle-tested experiences to give audiences practical takeaways.

Weins’s nearly two decades of military service includes service during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and continuing service as a U.S. Army Reserve Career Counselor.

Outside of speaking, his ventures include Green Up Solutions (environmental consulting), Camo Crew Junk Removal (solid-waste removal), and Young Guns (a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing their skills). He has won numerous awards through the years, most recently being named a 2023 Waste360 “40 Under 40” member, which honors the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry, and a 2022 Outstanding Business of the Year—Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business award at the Wisconsin Governor’s Annual Conference on Diverse Business Development.

Keynote Speaking

Your Words Matter

What’s the difference between being busy and being productive? What’s the problem with thinking, talking, or trying? And why is saying sorry unproductive? In this no-holds-barred session, author, Veteran, and entrepreneur Andy Weins reveals these answers. Andy offers innovative and practical takeaways that audiences can use to reshape their language, thoughts, and ultimately outcomes. The actionable strategies in Your Words Matter empowers individuals, builds more effective leaders, and improves team communication.

Backed by research from The United States Army’s Master Resiliency Training, Andy’s high-energy, interactive keynote discusses:

  • Words and phrases to eliminate from your vocabulary in order to take control of your reality
  • How to change self-talk in order to serve your goals
  • Real-world action methodologies to regulate your emotions and empower your brain
  • Strategies for handling conflict, driving influence, and communicating with purpose

Get ready for truth, tenacity, and a training session your brain will thank you for.

Entrepreneurship 101: How to Business

Business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs understand that running a business is complicated. Andy Weins takes complex business concepts and breaks them down to support entrepreneurs to simplify and organize their organization. The Six Buckets of Business are:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • The Thing You Do
  • Resources That Are Human
  • The Numbers

Andy’s approach to understanding how these functions interact allows soloprenuers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to work on their business while understanding what’s happening in their business. Audiences will take away actionable advice about where they fit on the business battlefield and how to best serve their consumer to build momentum and see real results.

Transform Your Pain into Passion and Find Your Purpose

We get stuck in our lives. We get stuck in our heads. How you show up before, during, and after those moments sets the tone for what’s next. Andy’s mindset-focused keynote walks audiences through a transformational process to harness their energy and efforts. Transitioning veterans, wellness-seekers, and anyone struggling to find their place will benefit from the reflection and guidance in this presentation, including:

  • How to navigate the battlefield of life to become a beacon for others
  • Actionable practices to change your mindset and everyday behaviors
  • Andy’s real-life experiences and examples that support change

When you endure the hustle, embrace the struggle, and enjoy the grind of life, you become what you were meant to be.

Custom Keynotes

Andy speaks on a variety of topics including: mindset, veterans challenges and transitioning, waste removal, and environmental issues. Reach out if your organization is looking for a tailored speaking engagement with a high-energy speaker. Andy can customize keynotes and coaching programs to give your audience the reality check they need. His experience includes:

  • Corporate retreats
  • Chamber of Commerce keynotes
  • Conferences
Words Fucking Matter
Retrain Your Brain to Use Language That Serves You

By Andy Weins

You know that little voice in the back of your head? It drives commentary on about 70,000 thoughts per day, which turn into about 7,000 spoken words each day. These words (spoken or unspoken) have the power to excite, inspire, and create action; they can also make you feel helpless, angry, and stuck. When you gain control of the language your brain uses, you change the story you’re telling yourself, transform your reality, and build the life you desire.

Author Andy Weins is a serial entrepreneur, Army Veteran, and an active member of the United States Army Reserve with over 19 years of service. In the Army, Andy learned that psychological and emotional fitness are as important as physical fitness. It takes work to get a body in shape, and the same is true for the mind. Andy leverages principles that the Army teaches service members to become more resilient on and off the battlefield, to teach readers how to understand their emotions and regulate their responses—especially in challenging situations.

Words Fucking Matter will reshape the way you think about yourself, others, and the world around you. You’ll learn words and phrases to eliminate from your vocabulary immediately, enabling your brain to shift into a place of empowerment. You’ll also learn strategies for handling conflicts, driving influence, and communicating with purpose. When you control your language, you control your destiny.

Strap yourself in for a slap-in-the-face reality check to challenge your inner voice.

Get In Touch

Andy’s door is open. Contact for questions, business inquiries, or veteran support.

Andy Weins

Andy Weins is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, Veteran of the U.S. Army, and speaker. Through consulting, teaching, podcasting, and writing, he is an enthusiastic supporter of Veterans, entrepreneurs, community engagement, individual empowerment, and the environment.

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